Special Report

50 Counties With the Highest Unemployment

Source: FloNight (Sydney Poore) and Russell Poore - self-made Russell and Sydney Poore Lewis County courthouse in Vanceburg, Kentucky / Wikimedia Commons

25. Lewis County, Kentucky
> June 2019 unemployment: 9.3%
> June 2015 unemployment: 8.9%
> Adults w/ bachelor’s degree: 12.1%
> Poverty rate: 26.1%

24. Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska
> June 2019 unemployment: 9.3%
> June 2015 unemployment: 11.2%
> Adults w/ bachelor’s degree: 16.0%
> Poverty rate: 16.5%

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23. McDowell County, West Virginia
> June 2019 unemployment: 9.4%
> June 2015 unemployment: 13.2%
> Adults w/ bachelor’s degree: 4.9%
> Poverty rate: 34.9%

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22. Quitman County, Mississippi
> June 2019 unemployment: 9.5%
> June 2015 unemployment: 12.2%
> Adults w/ bachelor’s degree: 11.8%
> Poverty rate: 37.5%

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21. Calhoun County, West Virginia
> June 2019 unemployment: 9.6%
> June 2015 unemployment: 9.9%
> Adults w/ bachelor’s degree: 10.6%
> Poverty rate: 17.1%

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